The Complete Guide To Driving Website Traffic With Google Plus (With Illustrations)NullyList
No one can deny that Google is the world’s largest search engine company, with more than 1 billion monthly active users. One of the most successful Google’s products that is being used in a daily basis is Google+. Unfortunately, many people don’t pay attention to Google+ when it comes to websites promotions although it is a huge social media platform where people can make groups of friends, communicate, collaborate and create communities. In this article, we are going to demonstrate some strategies that will enable you to drive website traffic with Google plus.
Google+ is free, so you can use it if you have a google account. If you don’t, please create an account to enjoy Google+.
In order to create a new account, go to this link and fill your personal details. https://accounts.google.com/SignUpWithoutGmail?hl=en
Add your first and last names, your preferred mail address, create a strong password, choose your birthday date, mention your gender, write your phone number and specify your location.
After you finish, press on “Next step” button. Terms and privacy window will appear, read it carefully and then press on “I Agree” button.
After you finish, you will be landed on a welcome page.
The first and foremost thing you must do, is to optimize your profile. It is a must, not an option, because your profile must stand out to people who are in your niche. So go and put some real pictures of your face, add your story, invent a tagline and write an interesting introduction.
After you finish, go to Google+ by pressing on Google apps icon.
From the drop down list, choose Google+.
Now, join Google+ by pressing on “Join Google+”.
A pop-up window will appear, so press on “Create Profile”.
And then save.
The second thing you should do, is to follow people because when you follow them, they will follow you back in return.
Add as many people as you can, the more you add, the more likely they are to add you back.
In order to add people, you have to join some communities at first to find the people who are interested in the same niche you are in.
Write a keyword that are related to your Nuttylist niche in the search box and choose the suitable community with the large number of followers.
Now, join the community.
After joining the community, press on the members who like this community.
A list of members will appear as below. All what you have to do next, is to press on every member in this community to open his/her profile.
And then follow them.
Every day, try to follow a lot of members in different communities that are quite closed to your Nuttylist site niche.
The third thing you should do in order to be an active member in Google+, is to post something every day.
There is a general rule that is applied in different kinds of social media platforms, which is:
The more active you are, the more often you will appear in feeds, the more like you are to be seen and followed.
You can post an image, a link, a video, you can also write some texts. Anything, but in a regular basis.
In order to post on Google+, go back to the community main page, and press on the pen icon in the down right side.
When you press on this icon, a pop-up menu will appear with a text area, you can add text, image, link, poll and location.
The best thing you can do, is to add an image and attach your Nuttylist URL in every image you post. When people start interacting with your post, you will receive good number of Plus ones on your images the link you added in the text as well.
The fourth thing, Interact with other users. As long as you have an engaging commentary, you will continue to pick up steady stream of followers. So make sure to like other’s stuff (give plus), share their posts and leave comments.
The last thing you can do, is to create your own community. When you have hundreds of followers, start your own community and invite them.
To begin a community, go to the left side bar and select “Communities”.
And then, press on “New Community”.
A pop-up menu will appear and you will be asked to fill some data. You must name the community, it is better to make it public to be visible to anyone, I prefer not to make anyone ask to join your community but you can hold posts for review if you want.
Now, your community is ready for your posts, you can start adding posts.
And you should also invite people to your community, your friends, family members and Google+ followers.
After you get Google+ followers and community followers, start posting your Nuttylist articles and leave a Nuttylist URL in each post you submit either in communities you are following or in your own community or even in public.
The last tip you should highlight: choose the best time to post, because it has a big impact on how many people you will reach.
The best time to post on Google+ is from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. Avoid posting in the evening after 5 p.m.
So take your time zone, niche and audience into consideration when you want to post of Google+.
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